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Bundled Blessings Diaper Bank

Bundled Blessings Diaper Bank was created in 2013 in response to the diaper need experienced by low income families in our community.

What is diaper need?

Diapers are as essential to a child’s health and well-being as food and shelter. Yet we know that one in two young families struggles to afford adequate diapers to keep their babies and toddlers clean and dry.

This diaper need has been called a “silent crisis.”

Federal programs called SNAP and WIC do not cover the cost of diapers.  Meanwhile, most childcare centers require parents to provide disposable diapers.  When parents are short on diapers and children can’t be in childcare because of that, the parents may miss work or school.

What We Do

The Bundled Blessings Diaper Bank is an outreach program of First United Methodist Church of Evanston and is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).  Bundled Blessings works with 18 partner agencies to distribute a monthly supplement of diapers to 700+ children in Evanston & surrounding communities.  That is 37,000 diapers each month!

The all-volunteer staff provides information about diaper need, assists families in locating diapers, distributes bundles of diapers, offers opportunities for volunteer service, raises money through diaper drives, grants, fundraising events, and solicits individual and corporate donations.

This is what diaper need looks like.

Learn More about Diaper Need

Interested in learning more about diaper need and Bundled Blessings? Check out these articles.

Governor, Nonprofits Put Spotlight on Unmet Diaper Needs

(Evanston RoundTable, September 2021)

Bundled Blessings Serves 330 Families Each Month

(Evanston RoundTable, June 2018)

37,000 Diapers Delivered

(Make It Better, July 2016)

The Critical Item Low-Income Families Can’t Buy for Their Babies With Food Stamps

(Make It Better, July 2016)

Local diaper pantry receives $2,500 grant

(The Daily Northwestern, January 2016)

Diaper pantry turns two, faces growing need

(Evanston Now, November 2015)

Bottoms Up! A Diaper Pantry is Born

(Evanston RoundTable, October 2013)

The Diaper Gap:  How a God-sized idea closed a little known loophole putting infants at risk  

(CBN News, August 2018)

The Cost of Diapers Is Crippling Working Class Families   

(HuffPost video, August 2017)

For Agencies

Each month Bundled Blessings supplies local social service agencies with diapers to distribute to families in need. The pantry does not distribute diapers directly to individuals or families. A member of the National Diaper Network, Bundled Blessings supplies 24,000 diapers to help over 500 children in Evanston and surrounding communities.

To learn more about our work, please contact us: 

Bundled Blessings Diaper Pantry

First United Methodist Church
516 Church Street, Evanston, IL  60201
847-864-6181 ext. 228

Want to Volunteer?

Our Mission & Outreach Committee offers meaningful short-term volunteer opportunities regularly.

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